I sat in front of my computer just staring at a blank screen preparing to write this recap of 2015. As I stared off into space, so many memories flooded my thoughts. Some of the thoughts made me a little sad, others made me smile and several made me laugh aloud.
We all start off the New Year with so many plans for the future and we gear up with vision boards, planners, journals and tools we think will aid in our quest to fulfill our dream and desires.
“If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” ~ Woody Allen
I love this quote because I remember a little over a year ago making plans for the new year, I was writing them down and I just stopped. Not really knowing the reason, just suddenly stopped writing. I looked down at the paper filled with all these things that I wanted to do and I broke down crying. There was nothing wrong with anything that I had written, it all seemed doable, but it wasn’t God’s will for my life.
Instead of writing, I sat back in my bed turned off the lights and had a long talk with God. I told Him that my plans are nothing compared to what He had in store for me and all I wanted to do was walk in His Purpose for my life and to do His will. Soon after, my purpose was revealed to me, although I had known deep inside for a while, but I was too scared.
Now, I’m walking in my purpose. You maybe asking, “So, what’s your Purpose?” Today, my purpose is to believe that every woman has within her the power to be and do whatever her heart desires. To help women achieve their own level of personal success and to encourage, empower and inspire women to live their best and authentic life.
This Curvy Girls Life has been the first step within my purpose and it’s been an amazing journey so far. The year started with a focus on Body Image and fitness and so many women joined me to lose weight and live healthier lifestyles. We moved into self-confidence through fashion and beauty and I’ve been encouraged by comments and messages from women across the world, who have said that “This Curvy Girls Life” has been a platform that has given them hope and encouragement. As I’ve grown in entrepreneurship, I’ve shared what I’ve learned. It’s been amazing to team up with women business owners and grow in my field while seeking advice from my mentors.
“This Curvy Girls Life” has never shied away from relationships topics and if you’ve been following me then you know that I’m separated from my husband and it’s been a difficult journey. As much as we try to hide our emotions, this was difficult for me and I had to battle with depression on and off for the last year, however because I shared this part of my life many women have opened to me about their struggles with depression and divorce. Without this platform I wouldn’t have been able to connect, share and grow.
As I close this recap, I’m not here to just show makeup tutorials, hair tutorials or talk about fashion. I’m here to show women that life is full of possibilities. That no matter your circumstance or situation, we all have the chance to live the life we desire. Will it take sacrifice? Yes. Will it be worth it? Yes!
As women we take care of the household, work a 9-5, take care of family and do it all in heels, but sometimes our dreams and goals get lost in all of the everyday stuff and we neglect that side of us that God wants to grow. “This Curvy Girls Life” wants to help you find that dream again and we will give you the tools, tips and advice to follow your hearts desire.
So, I say goodbye to 2015 and cheers to 2016, the year with endless possibilities!
This Curvy Girl,